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  • President Meets with Croat Minority in Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria's president to summon national security council over sale of ...
  • Visiting Bulgarian president says proud of his country's Holocaust ...
  • A Kebapce Sparks National Security Concerns in Bulgaria
  • The Croatian President Arrives on an Official Visit to Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria should press Turkey over historic compensation claim ...
  • Strasbourg Court to Probe Bulgarian Ex-King's Property Claim
  • Simeon's 'royal properties' – another headache for Borissov
  • EU Commissioner Stylianides: Bulgaria plays key role in EU civil ...
  • Bulgarian PM Held Telephone Conversations with the Prime ...
  • Foreign ministry takes urgent action to clarify all circumstances ...
  • Bulgarian extra-parliamentary right-wing parties form new union
  • Bulgaria to Refrain From Expelling Russian Diplomats - Prime Minister
  • UniCredit Bulbank affirms Bulgaria's 2018 GDP growth forcast at 4.4%
  • Bulgaria's finmin affirms GDP growth fcast at 3.9% in 2018, 3.8% in ...
  • Minimum Wage in Bulgaria to Reach 650 BGN in 2021, Government ...
  • Bulgarian managers remain optimistic for country's GDP growth
  • Living standard in Russia is similar to Bulgaria and Equatorial Guinea
  • Unique Business Platform to Bring Top European Investors to ...
  • CESEE economic growth to slow to 3.1% in 2018 - WIIW
  • UniCredit Bulbank affirms Bulgaria's 2018 GDP growth forcast at 4.4%
  • Bulgaria's finmin affirms GDP growth fcast at 3.9% in 2018, 3.8% in ...
  • Bulgaria tops global ranking of real estate investment growth - C&W
  • Unique Business Platform to Bring Top European Investors to ...
  • Bulgaria: Dynamic, innovative and entrepreneurial
  • Breaking Records: An Outlook on the Bulgarian Real Estate Market
  • Bulgaria's finmin affirms GDP growth fcast at 3.9% in 2018, 3.8% in ...
  • UniCredit Bulbank affirms Bulgaria's 2018 GDP growth forcast at 4.4%
  • Azerbaijani investors may be interested in Bulgaria's tourism sector ...
  • Bulgaria reports bleak demographic data
  • Growth in Germany's foreign population driven by eastern Europeans
  • 31% Increase in Bank Card Usage in Bulgaria
  • Germany's foreign population reaches record 10.6 million
  • Living standard in Russia is similar to Bulgaria and Equatorial Guinea
  • President Meets with Croat Minority in Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria's Gambling Market Worth Nearly $2 Billion in 2017
  • Bulgaria's Exports to the European Union Increased by 11.4% in ...
  • Bulgaria records 3.6% economic growth in 2017
  • Bulgaria records 0.8% economic growth in Q4 2017 – flash estimate
  • Bulgaria reports 0.9% economic growth in Q3 2017
  • The Growth of Retailers' Turnover in Bulgaria is Slowing Down in ...
  • EC winter forecast nudges down Bulgaria's 2018 growth estimate
  • Bulgaria records 0.9% economic growth in Q3 2017 – flash estimate
  • Bulgarian Cabinet approves draft 2018 Budget
  • Bulgaria's Budget for 2018 Passed First Reading Without the ...
  • Bulgaria expects fiscal surplus of 2.4 pct at the end of September
  • Bulgaria ends 2016 with budget surplus of 1.6 pct/gdp
  • EU braced for BUDGET WAR: Bulgaria forced to boost payments by ...
  • Bulgaria sees Jan-July fiscal surplus rising to 2.0 pct of GDP
  • No Need to Fret about Bulgaria's Budget - Finance Ministry
  • Bulgaria's Budget with 107.6M leva surplus at end-August
  • Bulgaria's Debt For 2016 is 29% of GDP
  • Bulgaria posts third lowest debt-to-GDP ratio in EU at end-Sept ...
  • Bulgaria State Debt is Shrinking
  • Eurostat: Bulgaria's Debt to GDP ratio is the 2nd lowest in EU
  • FT: Bulgaria is Chief Candidate to Join the Euro but There's a Hitch
  • Bulgaria Will Be Helping Moldova with Joining the EU
  • Bulgaria and the Euro
  • Long Live The Lev: Bulgaria Should Hold On To Its Currency Board

    Bulgaria Leaders


    President


  • A Kebapce Sparks National Security Concerns in Bulgaria
  • The Croatian President Arrives on an Official Visit to Bulgaria
  • Visiting Bulgarian president says proud of his country's Holocaust ...

    Speaker of Parliament


  • Ara Babloyan Meets with Speaker of Parliament of Bulgaria Tsveta ...
  • Armenian parliament speaker meets with Bulgarian counterpart in ...
  • Bulgaria: Dynamic, innovative and entrepreneurial

    Prime Minister


  • Strasbourg Court to Probe Bulgarian Ex-King's Property Claim
  • Simeon's 'royal properties' – another headache for Borissov
  • Foreign ministry takes urgent action to clarify all circumstances ...

    Deputy Prime Minister


  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Initiated Consultations with the US ...
  • Deputy PM of Bulgaria: "It's Early to Say If the State Will Join the CEZ ...
  • Bulgarian Foreign Minister is on a Working Visit to the United Arab ...

    Minister of Economy


  • The Bulgarian Minister of Economy Talks Trade with Turkey
  • Bulgaria plans to inject €150 million to boost entreneurship, deputy ...
  • The Business Climate and the Staff Crisis in Bulgaria are the main ...

    Minister of Agriculture


  • More than 450000 Tourists are Expected to Visit Bulgaria during the ...
  • CALENDRIER du 26 mars au 08 avril 2018
  • Bulgarian Companies have Sold Goods for BGN 15 Million for ...

    Minister of Culture


  • Bosnia holds international culture conference
  • Tourist flow from Azerbaijan to Bulgaria up by 21% - minister
  • Bulgaria, Azerbaijan to mull issues of expanding co-op in tourism

    Minister of Defense


  • US seeking extradition of five Bulgarians over Syria embargo breach ...
  • Bulgaria would like to acquire 150 new combat vehicles for its ...
  • Luik participates in meeting of Eastern, Central European defense ...

    Minister of Education


  • Bulgarian Minister of Education: "Attracting Young Teachers Is a ...
  • Ukraine intends to sign declaration with Bulgaria on securing rights ...
  • Bulgarian Foreign Minister is on a Working Visit to the Republic of ...

    Minister of Energy


  • Bulgaria Abandons Bid for Stake in Energy Sale
  • Energy minister optimistic about gas hub in Bulgaria, feasibility study ...
  • SOCAR intends to invest in Bulgaria's gas sector

    Minister of Finance


  • Bulgarian Cabinet no longer intends buying CEZ stake – Finance ...
  • EG Capital launches USD745m emerging markets corporate yield ...
  • Greek opposition 'not bound' by post-bailout commitments

    Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • The Ministry of Foreign Affairs Initiated Consultations with the US ...
  • Bulgarian Foreign Minister is on a Working Visit to the United Arab ...
  • Bulgaria extends consular protection to EU citizens in non-EU ...

    Minister of Internal Affairs


  • Famous Bulgarian Criminal Vladimir Stefanov Escapes Prison
  • How FYROM became a victim of its own aggression
  • Bulgaria should press Turkey over historic compensation claim ...

    Minister of Justice


  • Foreign ministry takes urgent action to clarify all circumstances ...
  • US seeking extradition of five Bulgarians over Syria embargo breach ...
  • Bulgarian extra-parliamentary right-wing parties form new union

    Minister of Health


  • The Ministry of Healthcare Withdraws Controversial Disability Law ...
  • Government Pulled out Proposed Changes to Disability Assessment ...
  • Thousands protest disability welfare reform in Bulgaria

    Minister of Infrastructure


  • Bulgarian minister hails UAE's infrastructure achievements
  • UAE PM Pardons Two Bulgarians With Life Sentences
  • Bulgaria to ask EU for 2.1 bln USD to improve road safety: minister

    Minister of Sports


  • Preparations of 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics presented at EU Sport ...
  • Sofia Hosts the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Cup
  • NATO's New Goal is to Create 'Military Schengen' Zone, Russian ...

    Director of State Security Service


  • Dossier Commission: Julia Kristeva worked for Bulgaria's communist ...
  • Julia Kristeva was communist secret agent, Bulgaria claims
  • Renowned French-Bulgarian writer Kristeva denies 'collaborating ...

    Chairman National Bank


  • The state has officially intervened in the ČEZ deal, the Commission ...
  • CALENDRIER du 09 avril au 15 avril 2018
  • Bulgarian collector companies buys debts for 1.5 billion BGN in 2018

    Permanent Representative to the UN


  • Ukrainian to be taught at schools across Turkey - media
  • At UN meeting, Vatican calls for 'human-centered approach to ...
  • At UN meeting, Holy See calls for 'human-centered approach to ...

    Presidents Chief of Staff


  • Pruitt's security chief goaded spending, employees say
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  • Israel, Bulgaria, to cooperate on technology and gas?

    Chairman of Supreme Court


  • CALENDRIER du 09 avril au 15 avril 2018
  • Judicial reform in Bulgaria will end up wrecking the fragile economy
  • Review of the Full Text of the Istanbul Convention – Part 7

    Opposition


  • Macedonian parliament to vote on opposition no-confidence motion
  • Thousands protest disability welfare reform in Bulgaria
  • Greek opposition 'not bound' by post-bailout commitments

    Economic News and Data


    GDP

  • UniCredit Bulbank affirms Bulgaria's 2018 GDP growth forcast at 4.4%
  • EU: Implementing 2030 climate targets to boost Bulgaria's GDP
  • Bulgarian govt debt to fall to 18.2% of GDP by end-2021 - finmin
  • Minimum Wage in Bulgaria to Reach 650 BGN in 2021, Government ...
  • Bulgaria's finmin sees end-March budget surplus at 0.6%/GDP
  • Bulgaria's finmin affirms GDP growth fcast at 3.9% in 2018, 3.8% in ...
  • EU presidency puts lagging Bulgarian science in the spotlight
  • Living standard in Russia is similar to Bulgaria and Equatorial Guinea
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    Investment

  • Bulgaria tops global ranking of real estate investment growth - C&W
  • Unique Business Platform to Bring Top European Investors to ...
  • Bulgaria: Dynamic, innovative and entrepreneurial
  • Breaking Records: An Outlook on the Bulgarian Real Estate Market
  • Bulgaria's finmin affirms GDP growth fcast at 3.9% in 2018, 3.8% in ...
  • UniCredit Bulbank affirms Bulgaria's 2018 GDP growth forcast at 4.4%
  • Azerbaijani investors may be interested in Bulgaria's tourism sector ...
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    Demographics

  • Bulgaria reports bleak demographic data
  • Growth in Germany's foreign population driven by eastern Europeans
  • 31% Increase in Bank Card Usage in Bulgaria
  • Germany's foreign population reaches record 10.6 million
  • Living standard in Russia is similar to Bulgaria and Equatorial Guinea
  • President Meets with Croat Minority in Bulgaria
  • Bulgaria's Gambling Market Worth Nearly $2 Billion in 2017
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    Export/Import

  • Bulgaria's Exports to the European Union Increased by 11.4% in ...
  • Bulgaria records 3.6% economic growth in 2017
  • Bulgaria records 0.8% economic growth in Q4 2017 – flash estimate
  • Bulgaria reports 0.9% economic growth in Q3 2017
  • The Growth of Retailers' Turnover in Bulgaria is Slowing Down in ...
  • EC winter forecast nudges down Bulgaria's 2018 growth estimate
  • Bulgaria records 0.9% economic growth in Q3 2017 – flash estimate
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    Public Spending

  • Bulgarian Cabinet approves draft 2018 Budget
  • Bulgaria's Budget for 2018 Passed First Reading Without the ...
  • Bulgaria expects fiscal surplus of 2.4 pct at the end of September
  • Bulgaria ends 2016 with budget surplus of 1.6 pct/gdp
  • EU braced for BUDGET WAR: Bulgaria forced to boost payments by ...
  • Bulgaria sees Jan-July fiscal surplus rising to 2.0 pct of GDP
  • No Need to Fret about Bulgaria's Budget - Finance Ministry
  • Bulgaria's Budget with 107.6M leva surplus at end-August
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    Public Debt

  • Bulgaria's Debt For 2016 is 29% of GDP
  • Bulgaria posts third lowest debt-to-GDP ratio in EU at end-Sept ...
  • Bulgaria State Debt is Shrinking
  • Eurostat: Bulgaria's Debt to GDP ratio is the 2nd lowest in EU
  • FT: Bulgaria is Chief Candidate to Join the Euro but There's a Hitch
  • Bulgaria Will Be Helping Moldova with Joining the EU
  • Bulgaria and the Euro
  • Long Live The Lev: Bulgaria Should Hold On To Its Currency Board
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    2017-05-09BGRetail Sales YoY MAR0.0593.8% 0.03401
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